2008 The first recipient of the Richard Fitter Memorial Medal presented at the BNA’s Annual Conference in London, by Professor Alastair Fitter, son of the late Richard Fitter for continued work in the promotion of the identification of natural history species, particularly via field/tourist guides.
1991 Donated ‘The Endymion Shield for Wildlife’ as the annual award for young people in North Devon, (NDCS) an award still prestigiously sought after today
1991 Television South West’s (TSW) Young Person Of The Month Award
(July) for work in Nature Conservation.
1985 The Cashmore Silver Cup from the North Devon Conservation Society.
"Endymion has worked with me for over eighteen years on a variety of countryside projects including Nature Trails, information boards and leaflets. She has also expertly led guided walks and talks based on natural history, as well as writing and illustrating books on the subject, and helping me with our 7,000 acres Wildlife Millennium Project in advisory and survey capacity. She is extremely hard working, conscientious, gets on well with people, and is an excellent administrator."
- Trevor Beer MBE, Countryside Matters, Devon
"In the world of publishing it’s rare to come across an individual with such a wide range of skills as Endymion. This, coupled with her enthusiasm for wildlife and her knowledge of the natural world, makes her an exceptional and delightful author."
- Simon Butler FRSA, The Publisher, Halsgrove
Welcome To NATURAMA
How it All Began
Endymion Beer has been self employed since 1993 and founded Naturama in 2004. This small business is actually an expansion and professionalization of Endymion’s already existing freelance work as a writer, illustrator and green tourist guide - teaching people about wildlife in the Westcountry.
It all began in 1993, with the arrival of a young grey squirrel that was suffering from contact blindness - having been sprayed in the eyes by a type of herbicide. Grey, as he was named, lived with Endymion and friends for ten years as her personal companion.
She kept diaries about him as well as about the flora and fauna of Anchor Woods, behind which they lived. Endymion began making notes for children’s stories, illustrating storyboards for the Children’s Hospice South West and soon realised she had the makings of a sizable book if pursued.
Having been published since the age of 18, Endymion later worked on a weekly basis for the North Devon Gazette voluntarily for three years, as well as for various magazines for small fees. She stopped writing articles for a while in order to focus on writing her first book ‘Down Ferny Lane’.
On her 30th birthday, her friend, colleague and namesake,
Trevor Beer MBE, had a single draft copy produced via Edward Gaskell of Lazarus Press, and from there many more illustrations were produced. Down Ferny Lane was born! With a product now to sell, so the small business Naturama was founded and more books have followed thanks to National publishers, Halsgrove House of Somerset.
Click on the book links above to buy online with confidence from Halsgrove Publishers by PayPal or any Credit Card, or visit our country store for these and other books and products.
New Online Shop Opens
Endymion Beer's new On-Line illustration shop is an exciting new venture. Prints, Cards, Books, Magnets, Pens and more, featuring her writing and artwork can now be purchased on-line - see Country Store for details.
Endymion's work revolves around the Natural World and she continues to illustrate, write, lecture and work as a green tourist guide under the aegis of her small business, Naturama founded in 2004, whenever the opportunity arises - see
Services for details.
"I have chosen to dedicate my life to help and promote the awareness of flora and fauna wherever I can. Since we are at the head of our food-chain, I believe all species lower down in that same food-chain should be carefully considered as our indicator species. Therefore a safe way forward for us is a healthy environment full of wild habitats and healthy, diverse populations of flora and fauna."